AAUW (The American Association of University Women) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7 pm – Sacred Griot Grandmother Edna Presents Harriet Tubman
Edna Lawrence is a lady who wears many hats, both literally and figuratively. She describes herself professionally as Sacred Griot Grandmother Edna, appearing with what she describes as her “signature African head dress.” At other times those hats might represent her work as an historian, educator, social activist, genealogist, author, editor, and motivational speaker. At the April 20th meeting of the Baltimore branch of the AAUW, Grandma Edna will talk with the group about Harriet Tubman, a timely topic indeed since the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park opened on March 10th. The annual meeting will follow the presentation.
Location: Parlor, Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21212.
Thursday, May 11, 6 pm – Dinner at the Maryland Country Club Hunt Room. Installation of Officers and presentation by an AAUW Fellow,Michelle Frain Muldoon. Through her training at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, Michelle aims to acquire the tools to develop new and innovation solutions from a business lens; to some of the world’s most pressing problems, including gender inequity, poverty, and environmental degradation. Her focus is on historically excluded people in developing and underserved areas, of both the United States (for example, the Deep South, Appalachia, Native American communities), and regions abroad such as West Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Haiti. While pursuing her degree, Michelle works as an independent business consultant whole provides a range of marketing services related to social enterprise and business for social change (“people profit planet”). She recently launched her own woman-and-minority-owned small business to have the freedom to choose assignments both domestically and internationally that align with her values and vision.